Secret Garden: Fionnuala Sherry (violin); Rolf Lovland (piano, keyboards).
Additional personnel: Gunnhild Tvinnereim, Karen Matheson, Rhonan Surgrue (vocals); John Kavanagh (spoken vocals); Des Moore (guitar, mandolin); Rolf Kristensen (guitar, zither); Alf Emil Eik (guitar, samples, background vocals); Aisling Drury-Byrne (cello); Derek Bell (zither); Asa Jinder, Annbjorg Lien (fiddle); Andrea Marlish (harp); Steinar Ofsdal (flute); Hans Fredrik Jackobsen (whistle, bagpipes, recorder); Davy Spillane, Mick O'Brien (whistle, Uilleann pipes); Pat Broaders (Uilleann pipes); Martin O'Connor (accordion); Kenneth Edge (soprano saxophone); Simon Emes, Henrik Eurenius, David Agnew (oboe, English horn); Bjorn Ole Rasch, Jon Kjell Seljeseth (keyboards); Per Elias Drablos, Eoghan O'Neill (bass); Robbie Casserly (drums); Tommy Hayes (bodhran, percussion); Noel Eccles, Ottar Nesje, Joakim Nordin (percussion); Nikki Matheson, Irish National Chamber Choir (background vocals); Anuna.
Producers: Rolf Lovland, Andrew Boland, Fionnuala Sherry.
Engineers include: Andrew Boland, Oskar P. Sveinson.
This is an Australian import edition.
Norwegian Rolf Lovland and Irish-born Fionnuala Sherry were on to something when they merged their seemingly-disparate backgrounds into the windswept force that is Secret Garden.
The act made big waves in 1995, when it won the Eurovision Song Contest for "Nocturne," and have since staked a reputation for creating a uniquely heartbreaking style of music. DREAMCATCHER brings together 19 songs from their first three albums: SONGS FROM A SECRET GARDEN, WHITE STONES, and DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY.
What the critics say...
NAPRA Review (09-10/01, p.80) - "...Their signature mix of Celtic, Norwegian, folk, and classical romanticism ranges from quiet reverie to lively, toe-moving tempos..."
Spirituality & Health (Winter 2002, p.12) - "...Finely honed New Age artistry with Irish roots..."